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Chantier Medieval de Guedelon

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Address: 955 Chantier de Guedelon, 89520 Treigny, France
Phone Number:
+33 3 86 45 66 66
Today
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Fri 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Description:

Deep in the forests of northern Burgundy, a team of master-builders is...

Deep in the forests of northern Burgundy, a team of master-builders is building a C13th castle from scratch.

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Amazing to see a medieval castle being built.

Having seen Guedelon featured on a TV series I was fascinated to see the work in progress. They are building a medieval style castle from scratch using only techniques available... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
pauline m
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London, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having seen Guedelon featured on a TV series I was fascinated to see the work in progress. They are building a medieval style castle from scratch using only techniques available in the 13th century. The castle is surrounded by workshops of all the necessary craftsmen where you can watch them at work. There is even a farm and water mill.... More 

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Gurnee, IL USA
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37 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Arrived in a driving rain shower which made the grounds very wet and muddy but we waited out the rain and glad we did. You will not find another place that will carry you back to medieval France like this. The craftsmen on site use materials, tools and building techniques from the medieval days of yore.

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Thank DBWiegers
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you like castles or traditional handicrafts. You Must visit guedelon. It's a magical site where one can witness all the traditional crafts that existed in medieval period and see them working together to build something great. Building project with ridiculous scale.

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Main Beach, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed February 4, 2017 via mobile

This castle is being built as they use to do it back in the medieval time. So worth visiting and sering all the traditional ways of doing everything back then. This has been going for 19 years I think and they have completed 2/3 of it. It will take a few more years. There might be a second stage were... More 

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Cahors, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed November 2, 2016

We arrived at opening time and left at closing time. We could have stayed much longer. This is like going back to the Middle Ages - to look at the château you would imagine that it was built in the middle ages. In fact it was started 20 years ago and is still being built, but using entirely medieval methods.... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed October 29, 2016 via mobile

Interesting way to spend a morning, going back to medieval times. Well organized good support staff. Fascinating watching the building practices of old

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Alpharetta, Georgia
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Reviewed October 18, 2016

Our guide, Sarah, was terrific and added a lot of interest. There are interesting aspects of the project but overall it seems silly to go all the way and build an entire castle. Doing some of the work would provide the same learning experience on ancient building techniques. Moreover, there are so many true, medieval, historical sites in France, that... More 

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed October 12, 2016

Watch the daily construction of a 14th century castle! Really, masons, carpenters and artisans of other sorts work away as stone after stone from the nearby quarry take position. Adjacent is a village of artisan workshops and gardens where the ropes and timbers, tiles and iron work of the place are fashioned using the tools and methods of the medieval... More 

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UK
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62 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed October 2, 2016

An amazing project, made more so by the willing and enthusiastic explanations from the people working on the site, from stonemasons to blacksmith, from roofers to the miller. We spent a good couple of hours wandering around, both outside and up and down the tight spiral staircases inside. PS Negotiating the staircases looked a bit dangerous for babies in backpacks...

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
Reviewed October 2, 2016

This is due to be finished some time in the 2020s. I assume that explaining things to visitors is fun for the visitors but not helpful for the schedule. But its a popular attraction and it's not hard to see why. About the only craft not present on site is barrel making. It's interesting to see that some of the... More 

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